Vintage Chalkboard Savings Bank

Materials

  • KraftyBlok Original (Diamond Tech), 7-1/2”x7-1/2”
  • Large KraftyBlok Stand (Diamond Tech)
  • Decorative wooden appliqué
  • Wooden trim
  • Chalkboard spray paint
  • White acrylic paint
  • Chalk and chalkboard eraser

Tools

  • Masking tape
  • Sandpaper
  • E6000 Industrial-Strength Adhesive (Eclectic Products)
  • Scroll saw

Directions

STEP 1

  • Remove labels from KraftyBlok and clean glass; let dry.

STEP 2

  • Cover work surface with newspaper. Place KraftyBlok on work surface with 7-1/2”x7-1/2” side facing up.

STEP 3

  • Mask off a 7”x7” area on block surface.

STEP 4

  • Follow manufacturer's instructions to spray square with chalkboard paint. Let dry.

STEP 5

  • While paint is drying, use saw to cut four 7-1/4” lengths from wood trim. Miter ends of each piece to 45° angles. (Note: Use a miter box for this step, if possible.)

STEP 6

  • Spray paint wooden trim, applique and KraftyBlok white. Let dry.

STEP 7

  • When dry, lightly sand paint for a distressed look.

STEP 8

  • Use damp paper towel to remove dust.

STEP 9

  • Remove masking tape from KraftyBlok. Glue frame trim to KraftyBlok as shown.

STEP 10

  • Glue appliqué to top of KraftyBlok.

STEP 11

  • Remove stopper from KraftyBlok, using craft knife to cut rectangle into top of inserting coins and replace stopper.

STEP 12

  • Place bank on stand and use chalk to write savings goals on front of block.

Tip

  • 1. Instead of vintage embellishments, adhere other items such as acrylic gems, silk flowers or chipboard accents to the chalkboard frame.
  • 2. Visit www.diamondtechcrafts.com for more KraftyBlok inspiration.
by Rita Schwab for Diamond Tech
Vintage Chalkboard Savings Bank
Vintage Chalkboard Savings Bank